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Author:Tull, Denis M
Source: The Journal of Modern African Studies 44, no. 3 (2006): 459-479
Keywords: China,Africa,marginalization,Chinese-African trade
Accreditation: Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET);IBSS
Abstract: China's vastly increased involvement in Africa over the past decade is one of the most
significant recent developments in the region. It appears to contradict the idea of
international marginalisation of Africa and brings significant economic and political
consequences. China's Africa interest is part of a recently more active international strategy
based on multipolarity and non-intervention. Increased aid, debt cancellation, and a boom in
Chinese-African trade, with a strategic Chinese focus on oil, have proven mutually …